Environmental Protection Specialist Salary

Environmental Protection Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $62K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Environmental Protection Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Male Environmental Protection Specialists who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (69 percent) are men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,176 - $116,753
MEDIAN: $62,339

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$43,176 - $116,753  
$0.00 - $15,707  
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$42,624 - $118,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Protection Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For many Environmental Protection Specialists, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $51K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $58K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $75K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $106K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Protection Specialist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


31 %
69 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 17%